Robbie-T @ Giddy up and Gallop 5k - with Video link

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Robbie-T @ Giddy up and Gallop 5k - with Video link

Postby Robbie-T » Sat May 31, 2008 8:35 pm

3+ loops around the Mohawk Race Track

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZOukeD7UwA

well, not a perfect day for racing, pretty windy (25 k/h) on the home stretch and pretty humid in between rains. Spent the morning chasing around and carrying kids at Bridie's school.

1k 3:37 - started behind horse gates, took lead near end of this km
2k 3:42 - lead this km
3k 3:48 - lead this km
4k 3:50 - lead this km
5k 3:33 - lead half this km, the wrong half though, I need to make the other believe he is OK with 2nd.

18:32 - PB, 2nd Overall, 2nd in my age group, but got the first place award (overall winner also in my age group), a neat plaque with a horse shoe on it, and a couple gift certificates.

Neck and neck for most of the race with this wee little guy, 31. He had more left for a final kick.
If I didn't race Wednesday, maybe I would have done better, but I'm pretty happy with this result for this day.
Bridie Video taped it, Man I look like a lot heavier runner then I thought I was. Watching the video I feel like I'm running faster then it looks. If you have never video taped yourself you should it's interesting to see.

It was still a solid run, I got the job done. Had a good time. Fun to actually race someone for the full 5k though.

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Postby eljeffe » Sat May 31, 2008 8:42 pm

Look on the bright side, at least your not in the CLYDESDALE division anymore! Hahaha, couldn't resist.

Seriously though, that is a smoking fast time! ...and on what I can only assume would have been a tough row to hoe as far as running on the horse track and all that. Well done!

So what kind of odds were they giving you? Oh man, you could make a million sweet jokes about that race...

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Postby Pat Menzies » Sat May 31, 2008 9:41 pm

Good race Robbie. I was trying to make it out there for it but a bunch of other things got in the way.
Some faster short speedwork will probably lift you to another level.

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Postby Doonst » Sat May 31, 2008 9:44 pm

Not too shabby, Robbie-T, that must be something to run most of it out front. Still, always the bridesmaid eh? Really that is impressive, congrats.
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Postby Robbie-T » Sat May 31, 2008 9:44 pm

Pat Menzies wrote:Good race Robbie. I was trying to make it out there for it but a bunch of other things got in the way.
Some faster short speedwork will probably lift you to another level.


Thanks, What is your definition of Short? 400m?
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Postby Pat Menzies » Sat May 31, 2008 9:52 pm

Even shorter. Distances where you can run fast without fatigue or worrying about pacing.
Sebastian Coe used to recommend doing about 12x200 as a means of raising all your sub-maximal speeds efficiently.
I know it goes against the grain of conventional wisdom for distance running but it can really jump you out of that one paced rut that is easy to fall into.

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Postby scottp » Sat May 31, 2008 9:54 pm

Nice PB Robbie...hard work being the guy in front!

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Postby mlazenby » Sat May 31, 2008 10:05 pm

Good Job Rob-bie!
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Postby Tred Miller » Sat May 31, 2008 10:17 pm

Congrats on the fast run. What was the payout on win/place/show? :lol:
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Postby Sanders » Sat May 31, 2008 10:26 pm

Amazing that you could do that in the wind. Congrats!
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sat May 31, 2008 11:12 pm

congrats on a solid performance! interesting commentary about the video - we do this type of analysis with our rugby players and I've seen the benefit with my swimming for sure as well.
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Postby rundmc » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:26 am

Well done Rob! I don't think you need to change too much. You would've been around 18 flat if you hadn't run the relay on Wednesday.

I agree with Pat that some running around mile pace (35-36 for 200s) will help your 5k. Take another shot in 4-5 weeks.
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Postby casual-runner » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:13 am

Congratulations :clap: :clap:
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Postby getfit » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:07 am

Pat Menzies wrote: I know it goes against the grain of conventional wisdom for distance running but it can really jump you out of that one paced rut that is easy to fall into.


I'll take Robbie-T's rut any day :wink: :lol: Congratulations, it must be exhilerating knowing you're the front runner for most of the race.
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Postby runningman » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:17 am

Good job, Silver.

That is very fast man. Can't wait for the video.
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Postby tgilpin » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:46 am

Congrats on the PB!!! THose are some smokin' fast splits! Glad to hear the weather held up for you.
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Postby dgrant » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:51 am

Nice racing man!

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Postby AlfiefromPickering » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:12 pm

Congratulations on another outstanding performance and a new PB!
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Postby Strider » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:35 pm

Stellar. Must have felt great leading the race. You'll git'em next time cowboy.
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Postby Nicholas » Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:42 pm

Nice PB, Rob. You'e going to have to win a second one of those trophies to put on your feet if you keep galloping at that pace.
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Postby shaggytour2005 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:26 pm

Robbie-T,

Great PB on a very interesting track! That would be a cool venue to race for sure. Video is a kicker for sure. I am certain the camera adds 10 pounds just like they say in the movie business.

Keep up the great results.

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Postby Ed Fizz » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:29 pm

It's a good thing you didn't fall to the track and break your leg...well done!!!

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Postby cgraham » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:10 am

None too shabby results. I'm guessing you were racing on dirt the whole way? Anyone wear cleats?

Sorry to hear you got out-kicked at the end. But then, losing here is good practice for October 5th
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Postby MINITEE » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:33 am

Ed Fizz wrote:It's a good thing you didn't fall to the track and break your leg...well done!!!


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Postby pts » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:37 am

WOWZA- that is fast. Congrats. And stop saying you look heavy when you run- you DONT! I know you will be hungry for 1st next time...


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